Thursday, April 09, 2009

Call for volunteers by Karnataka Election Watch 2009

The Elections to the 15th Loksabha are right round the corner and politicians have started filing their nominations. We complain about bad roads, corruption and criminalization of politics; Here is your chance to do your bit to fight against crime and money power in politics.

NEW is a nationwide campaign comprising of more than 1200 NGO and other citizen led organizations working on electoral reforms, improving democracy and governance in India.

National Election Watch is active in almost all states of India and has done election watches for all states and Lok Sabha elections since ADR (, along with couple other organizations, won the PIL in Supreme Court in 2002 to making disclosure of educational, financial and criminal background of electoral candidates mandatory.

For the upcoming lok sabha elections, NEW at Karnataka needs volunteers for the following activities:

1. Transcribing the affidavits filed by candidates in Karnataka and analyzing the contents of the affidavits.
Skills needed: Kannada reading, Basic Computer Skills for entering the data in English onto our reporting portal.
Timings: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, in 4 hour slots

2. Preparing and managing press releases in English and Kannada
Skills needed: Writing skills Kannada or English
Timings: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, in 4 hour slots

3. Answering calls on a help-line. Answer questions coming from various parts of Karnataka on candidates based on the affidavits filed by them.
Skills needed: Spoken Kannada and English
Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, in 4 hour slots

The Karnataka election watch process will begin on April 2nd and will continue till April 23rd.

Kindly get in touch with Sridhar at 9916298421 or Sindhu at 9900191517 for further details or clarifications .

Our office is located at
9/2 Madras Bank Road
(Behind India Garage on St. Marks Road)
Bangalore 01
(Directions at the bottom of this mail)

Warm Regards,
For National Election Watch- Karnataka


From Residency Road: Take a left after Josephs Science College coming up towards St. Marks Road. After you pass Museum Road on the right. You will see Shankar Book Store and soon after that, there is a mud road with lot of sign boards on the outside. Get into that road and look for Small wonder Play School. We are in the same compound on the ground floor.

From M.G Road. Take a left on Museum Road. Come all the way down till you hit a T junction and you have to turn right. Look for Shankar Book Shop and follow same directions as above.

Please call hundred hands land line 25593606 for any more additional directions.